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Travel Agents can now book AirAsia Zest Flights via Amadeus

Travel agencies in who are using Amadeus System in Asia Pacific can now book AirAsia Zest flights.

AirAsia Zest
AirAsia Zest

AirAsia Zest serves domestic destinations of Kalibo (Boracay), Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Cebu, Davao, Tagbilaran, and Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines and international destinations in Asia including Shanghai, Macau, Miri, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and South Korea.

AirAsia Zest joins the rest of the AirAsia group who are already available in the Amadeus system. The airline will be available on Amadeus and easily accessible to travel agents in their traditional booking flow. Travel agents in Asia Pacific can offer travellers a multi-destination journey using a combination of AirAsia airlines, all in the same booking and passenger name record (PNR).

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Best Florida Charter Flights

Florida is definitely one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. This state is also known as a state that has a huge requirement for private charter flights.

Charter Flights in Florida
Charter Flights in Florida

If you who would like to avoid the huge crowd and you want to have the most privilege and the benefits in flying, Choose a florida charter flights instead of taking the usual airline flights that many of us had experienced.

Charter flights refer to those privately rented flights that deviate from the normal course of flight activities and schedules. You can personally decide the time, date, and the location according to your personal preference and necessity. Continue Reading

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Airline travelers choose favorites in 14 categories

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2011 Passenger Choice Awards. Results were tabulated from a survey that asked airline travelers to share their opinions on every aspect of their airline journey: overall passenger experience; inflight publication; inflight entertainment; connectivity; cabin ambiance and ground experience.

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The Passenger Choice Awards winners are determined based solely on the votes of travelers – with the Nielsen Company, a global leader in consumer information and measurement, tracking the voting. The award program is entirely independent of any commercial influence, ensuring its neutrality and establishing it as a benchmark for excellence in the travel industry. The survey is growing in importance with air travelers as well, participation increased by more than 100 percent over 2010. Continue Reading

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Filipino Young professionals bring home lessons from Cebu Pacific travels

Traveling for business allows individuals to adapt and be inspired by new surroundings. Young professionals do not only enjoy the different destinations but also gain new insights they can apply to both their professional and personal lives.

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In between business meetings in Hong Kong, Christina visits tourist spots like Macau to learn about different cultures

Such is the case with 29-year-old mechanical engineer Edward Villona, as he gets to work closely with his colleagues in Hong Kong and China. “My work requires me to provide support to our various design engineering teams by working closely with international suppliers. Through these business trips, I get the opportunity to travel to international destinations I haven’t gone to before,” he explains. Continue Reading

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European Union bans Philippine Airlines from entering EU’s air space

Effective today, Philippine Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, is banned from entering the air space of the 27-nation European Union (EU), it was decided on Tuesday by the Brussels-based European Commission (EC).

Reacting to the move, PAL acknowledged that the EC blacklist is “a direct consequence of the downgrade of the Philippine government’s aviation safety rating.”

PAL is the sole Philippine-certified airline with a permit to fly to the EU.

The move was part of EC’s overall evaluation of air travel safety to the European bloc. Continue Reading

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June school holiday travel made easy with Jetstar Holidays

Hotspots for Family Holiday Travel : Low fares leader Jetstar has unveiled some great school holiday packages as part of its Jetstar Holidays offering. Jetstar aims to take the hassle out of planning the right break for you and your family with a guide to the top five destinations for families this school holiday season.

Jetstar Holidays packages are customised for different travel preferences and are combined with Jetstar’s low fares and family-friendly accommodation to suit any budget. At a click of the mouse at Jetstar.com, families can choose from thrilling theme parks, educational outback tours, relaxing beach getaways and everything in between.

Jetstar Holidays
Jetstar Holidays

Here are Jetstar Holidays’ top five family getaways for the coming June holidays: Continue Reading

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Southwest Airlines Promotion : Save on your next airfare purchase!

Are you planing your next vacation and considering Southwest Airlines as your airline of choice?

Southwest Airlines is offering complete vacation packages and airfare discounts to destinations across the United States with flight service available from every scheduled Southwest Airlines departure city. There are numerous ways to save on your next trip and one of those is by using savings travel coupons.

By searching online, you can buy discounted airline tickets by booking with online hotel and airline reservation sites and use promotional codes which will allow you to save more money for your next trip.

Some sites like Savings.com have the lists of valid Southwest airlines promo code that you can use for your airline ticket purchase. Just make sure that Promo codes are not yet expired so you can enjoy the great discounts. As is often the case with their some promo codes, this one allows you to save 10% or more on select US flights. You can save on routes between Denver and Portland, Houston and Seattle, Chicago and Vancouver, Boise and Los Angeles, and many more.

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EL AL Airlines Voted Best Airline Security by Global Traveler Magazine

EL AL, the national airline of Israel, was selected by more than 25,000 readers of Global Traveler (GT) Magazine as the airline with the world’s best security.

This honor has been given to EL AL for three consecutive years (which is how long the category has been recognized).

In response to a survey conducted by Global Traveler readers, the best in business and luxury travel for 2009 were selected. The GT annual awards are one of the most sought-after in the industry. GT Publisher/CEO Fran Gallagher stated, “Our award winners continue to set the bench mark for service in the industry and our readers know quality.

EL AL Airlines Voted Best Airline Security

Year after year, the winners they vote for emulate those high standards. EL AL’s dedication to security keeps it tops in the Best Airline for Security category.”

“We are proud to be recognized as the airline industry leader in security,” commented Offer Gat, CEO, EL AL Israel Airlines, North/Central America. “Security and safety remain a top priority for EL AL and we are proud to provide an uncompromised level at all times.” Continue Reading

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Incheon International Airport voted best airport for 5 straight years

South Korea’s Incheon International Airport (IIAC) has been voted the world’s best airport by the Airport Council International (ACI) for the fifth straight year, the airport said in a statement Tuesday.

The IIAC scored the highest marks in the ACI’s annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award, receiving the top honor in three categories to become the Best Airport Worldwide, Best Airport in Asia-Pacific, and Best Airport with annual passenger traffic between 25 and 40 million, according to the IIAC.

The IIAC scored 4.99 points out of a perfect five, which was the highest points ever awarded in the survey’s history, by way finishing at the top spot from 2005 to 2009, the longest winning streak ever as well, the statement said.

“Winning the top honors in the ACI survey as the best airport for five consecutive years is the result of the combined efforts of the government and 35,000 airport employees who have consistently delivered excellent service every year,” C.W Lee, president and CEO of IIAC said in a statement.

Singapore’s Changi International Airport and the Hong Kong International Airport were second and third respectively in the ranking, which was based on 250,000 responses from passengers that rated 34 airport services worldwide last year.

The award ceremony is scheduled to take place at the 5th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference and Exhibition in Hainan, China on May 13th this year.

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Top Spring Break Destinations

FOR THE SPRING BREAK PARTIER

Take a getaway to the world’s best parties with CheapOair’s student travel deals to some of the most popular Spring Break destinations.

Each location boasts perfect weather, beautiful beaches, amazing pools and a nightlife that’s filled with open air bars, clubs, and amazing parties. Paradise awaits!

1) Miami, Florida – CheapOair is offering a special starting rate of $178 RT* per person.

* Airfares include all fuel surcharges, ad valorem tax and CheapOair service fees. Fares exclude government taxes. Sample airfare listed from Washington DC to Miami; additional cities spanning the U.S. are available. Fares and rates are subject to change based on availability.

2) Las Vegas, Nevada – CheapOair is offering a special starting rate of $209 RT* per person.

* Airfares include all fuel surcharges, ad valorem tax and CheapOair service fees. Fares exclude government taxes. Sample airfare listed from Philadelphia to Las Vegas; additional cities spanning the U.S. are available. Fares and rates are subject to change based on availability. Continue Reading

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Cebu Pacific sponsors young Irish racer in Formula BMW

Cebu Pacific (CEB) has joined the ranks of global brands as it enters the highly competitive world of motorsport. The Philippines’ leading airline and Asia’s third largest low-cost carrier is sponsoring young Irish karting champ –-now Formula BMW Pacific contender — Gary Thompson, as he sets out to conquer the region’s circuits.

“Cebu Pacific has been great,” shares Thompson. “They’ve been really supportive and I hope they keep expanding in the future to bigger things.”

Ireland’s best driver meets Asian airline leader for a winning partnership on and off the track

The 17-year-old Dubliner has been called his country’s best bet in the Formula One calendar since Eddie Irvine drove for Ferrari in the 1990s, then Jaguar until 2002. Continue Reading

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Expert Tips on How To Fly this Holiday Season, Without the Stress

  1. Plan your trip as far ahead of time as possible – Book NOW. As the holiday season gets closer, the prices will inevitably go up – If possible, try to purchase the tickets for your flight as far in advance as possible.
  2. Try to fly during the week – If at all possible, book your flight sometime in the middle of the week. Normally, weekend departures have a much higher demand than mid week flights, and often times the best prices can be found during the week.
  3. Check for hotel/airfare deals – Many airlines offer packages and discounts on hotels, as well as combination air/car rental packages, depending on the airline and destination. Call the airline or check out the airline’s website for deals as many of these combinations are very competitively priced. Continue Reading
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